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Volunteer with Food Link: reduce food waste and hunger in the Arlington area

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 244 people are interested

Food Link is a volunteer-based food rescue organization in Arlington, MA. We are looking for people who are interested in volunteering with our food rescue operations and who want to make a difference in the community by reducing food waste and helping to provide healthy food to people in need.

Primarily, we seek volunteers to help with the collection and distribution of donated food. Volunteers work in groups to collect food from grocery stores, sort the food and then deliver it to social services agencies in the area. Food Link operates seven days a week and there are several shifts available in the morning, afternoon, and evening depending on the day.

Let us know you are interested and our volunteer coordinator will get back to you with next steps.

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117 Broadway, ARLINGTON, MA 02474, US

Mission Statement

Food Link alleviates hunger, reduces food waste, and contributes to environmental sustainability. We collect food that would otherwise go to waste from local grocers and caf├ęs and deliver to community organizations serving people in need.


Food Link is an Arlington-based food rescue non-profit that uses the power of volunteers to collect fresh food from food retailers and distribute it to local agencies serving residents in need.

We partner with 17 local grocery and prepared food stores to bring high-quality fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy, bread and prepared foods to 30 social service agencies including afterschool programs, programs for at-risk youth, low-income housing facilities, homeless shelters, food pantries, and senior centers.

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We'll work with your schedule.


Food Link17 Irving StArlington, MA 02476



  • Fundraising
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Administrative Support
  • Community Outreach


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible, normally 2-4 shifts a month
  • For food delivery, need a license and car. For other opportunities, do not need a car.

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